A group of friars
were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a
small florist shop to raise the funds. Since everyone
liked to buy flowers from the men of God, the rival
florist across town thought the competition was unfair.
He asked the good farthers to close down, but they could
not. He went back and begged the firars to close. They
ignored him. He asked his mother to ask the firars to get
out of the business. They ignored her too.
So, the rival florist hired Hugh
MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to
"persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the
firars and trashed their store, saying hed be back
if they didnt close shop. Terrified, they did so-
thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent
A telephone pole never hits an
automobile except in self-defense.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MORE LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT.
Some About the Two Men Arrested
for Enticing Girls From Home.
The Springfield Leader-Democrat of
"A telegram from Webb City today
says that 'Robert Zork, alias Robert Lines, and Charles
Wright waived examination and were bound over under five
hundred dollar bond. They confessed their guilt to the
"Zork and Wright are charged with
the ruin of two girls at Webb City. It seems that Zork
has been going over the country using the name of Robert
Lines, a young man of high standing in this city, who was
in no way connected with the crime."
Wright is a dentist at Springfield, and
Zork, alias Lines, is a traveling man. The former gave
bond, and the latter is in jail here.
Budget Committee Approves Airport Fund
The Budget Committee voted to
recommend raising the Citys set-aside for a
new airport from $300,000 to $500,000 during
their budget hearing last Monday night. The
recommendation will require a full Council
Committee member Mike Harris
made the motion after laying out a basic plan to
get a landing strip relocated. Harris reported
that he had a solid commitment from members of
the business community for $50,000 to start an
additional fund to help with relocation costs.
The $500,000 would eventually be put back into
the Citys general fund out of proceeds from
anticipated land sales of the Myers Park
Development. Harris and Art Dunaway voted for the
recommendation, Chair Jackie Boyer against.
Committee member Donna Harlan was not present.
Boyer said she was in favor of
relocating the airport, but felt the additional
funding was unnecessary.
Mayor Kenneth Johnson said
yesterday he felt the plan was a good one.
After lookin into the
various aspects of the legalities of the
fundin for the Library Board, the
Budget Committee voted Monday night to pretty
much keep things as they were last year. The
Library and the Park Department will receive
their percentage of the State Merchant &
Manufactures surtax, the intangible tax
and receive a payment from the City
equivalent to what those entities would have
received if the City personal property tax
was still in place. Theyll figure it at
the 1984 levy but current assessment. The
only difference is that this year the
Citys payment will be on the estimated
collectible portion of the assessment. This
will decrease the payment by around 6%.
Overall, everone seemed to think the
deal was fair to all parties. This agreement
will be put into ordinance form so we
wont have to reinvent the wheel again
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Carthage Chamber of Commerce
10 Good Reasons to Join the
Chamber of Commerce
1. Networking opportunities
are many with Monthly and Quarterly events,
and many special events.
2. Community support and
involvement is an important part of
3. Promotion of your
business is simpler and less expensive when
businesses come together to work on
promotions that co-op resources.
4. Our committees not only
work to benefit Carthage, but they have fun
doing work that is important for the Chamber,
its members, and the community.
special events are available to participate
in; such as the Maple Leaf Festival, Market
Fair, Christmas Dinner Tours, Sidewalk Sales,
6. The Carthage Chamber
provides Internet exposure through
carthagenow.com. Our presence on the Web
promotes Carthage as the ideal place to visit
and live. Chamber members may call for
information on how to obtain
7. Being a Chamber member
adds credibility to your business.
8. Your Chamber represents
you by promoting support of the issues that
are significant to your business.
9. Not only does your
chamber support education in the community
through our Business/Education partnerships,
we also look for opportunities to provide
educational resources to our members.
10. There is strength in
numbers and together we can accomplish much more
for our businesses in the Carthage area.
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